Posted: 22/02/2014 at 20:02
Just don't do what a work colleague of my wife did some years ago. He heard somewhere that burning pampas grass somehow improved it. I don't like the things so from my viewpoint that's probably true but I digress.
It was a big beast so he cut it back to about 18" high and tried to set fire to it - it wouldn't burn! So his next bright idea was to use an accelerant and he poured petrol onto it - yes really. It did burn then, if fact it exploded and fired lumps of pampas grass all over the place. We think the reason for the explosion was pockets of petrol fumes where the fuel had gone into the base of the clump.
How he didn't blow himself up is anybodies guess.